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In Egypt, moments of peace amid violence

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An Egyptian Army soldier is a handed a flower by an anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo.

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An Egyptian Army soldier (center) prays along with anti-government protesters during the afternoon in Tahrir Square Jan. 30.

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Egyptian soldiers read the newspaper as they sit atop their Abrams tank as demonstrators begin to gather in Tahrir Square in the capital Cairo.

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Egyptian demonstrators greet soldiers as they arrive in Tahrir Square in Cairo, on Jan. 30, on the sixth day of protests against long term President Hosni Mubarak's regime.

Cairo remained in a state of flux and marchers continued to protest in the streets and defy curfew, demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek. As President Mubarak struggles to regain control after five days of protests he has appointed Omar Suleiman as vice-president. The present death toll stands at 100 and up to 2,000 people are thought to have been injured during the clashes which started last Tuesday. Overnight it was reported that thousands of inmates from the Wadi Naturn prison had escaped and that Egyptians were forming vigilante groups in order to protect their homes.

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